Meet the newest members of the SA Cancer Council. Plus, save the dates – member events are in planning stages!
Ever wonder if that mole you’ve been watching could be cancerous? It’s smart to be suspicious and knowing what to look for can be very helpful. Check out this article, “What Does Skin Cancer Look Like?” and learn how to examine your moles for changes in size, shape, and color. It’s always good to have an annual skin check as well because if you spot something early, your chances of successful treatment are greater!
Finding the right time and place to share a cancer diagnosis with loved ones is difficult. If you have recently been diagnosed, or know someone who has, read “How to Tell Your Family You Have Cancer”, an article from CaringBridge, which can be helpful to those struggling with how to share their news with family or friends.
Learn how each one of these members learned about the services of SA Cancer Council during their own family experience.
Some great advice from WebMD! At mealtimes, strike a balance of at least two-thirds plant-based foods and no more than one-third animal protein. This “New American Plate” is an important cancer-fighting tool, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research. SA Cancer Council encourages an active, healthy lifestyle. Sometimes you just need a little push!
Don’t let your health fall to the wayside. Keep up-to-date on your appointments and be sure to book your cancer screenings. But which ones are recommended for you? Check out the American Cancer Society’s “Cancer Screening Guidelines by Age” at to help you understand which ones you should consider.
According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 149,500 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer this year. If you are 45 or older, screening is key to early detection and treatment. Learn more about available screening options.
What are empty calories? Empty calories come from foods that provide a lot of calories but lack many of the nutrients your body needs. Empty calories can also damage your body and can cause cravings. Foods high in saturated fat and sugar are linked to many chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Check out this article to learn foods to avoid and some great, simple food swaps.
About 80% of people – both men and women – will get an HPV (human papillomavirus) infection at some point in their lives. For some, HPV-related cancer can occur. Most people with HPV don’t know they’re infected and never develop symptoms. Learn more about HPV, vaccines, and screening tests here.
Lung cancer typically affects smokers, especially individuals who smoke several packs a day for many years. But people with no history of tobacco use can also get the disease. Smoking raises your risk of lung cancer. But even if you’ve been smoking for years, a healthier you is still possible. Learn more ways to kick the habit and determine if a Lung Cancer Screening is something you should consider.
Inspiring stories from SA cancer Council members, volunteers, cancer survivors and more.
STAY INFORMED! RECEIVE OUR QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER